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Collaborating to Drive Philanthropy Forward

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At the beginning of the year, we asked a cross-section of thought leaders across philanthropy to tell us what they expected to see as the top trends in the sector in 2023. One common theme was clear across representatives from membership organizations, consultants, and other change-makers: Collaboration!

Watch now as we check in with three of these leaders to learn how their predicated trends have come to life throughout the year. You will gain insights and inspiration for your own organization as you hear our panelists share their unique perspectives, research, and examples of the most successful collaborations. Whether you’re seeking to partner with fellow funders or nonprofit organizations, collaboration is key to tackling today’s challenges and creating lasting change.


Diane H. Leonard, GPC | Founder, DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services

Andrea Dicks | President, Community Foundations of Canada

Cesar Del Valle | Director of Partnerships, Candid

About the Author

Brad joined the Foundant team after years at the Council on Foundations as the Lead Strategist for Community Philanthropy, with a keen focus on Community Foundations. Brad is also a former community foundation CEO who led the merger of two community foundations in Indiana and has firsthand experienced with the complexity of big change at a community foundation. With over 2,500 volunteer service hours across Europe, United States, and South America, Brad cares deeply about place, the connections and commitment of the people within their communities, and how important place and belonging matters. Brad resides in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, two children and rescue dog, and is eager to support community foundations with innovative technological solutions to advance the field.

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